Daily Archives: April 13, 2010

Nearly 2,000 bills don’t survive Md. Assembly

Marylanders can legally read text messages while driving and marry their first cousins for at least another year. State lawmakers ultimately rejected bills prohibiting both practices, as well as hundreds of other measures, when the Maryland legislative session adjourned at ...

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Former Gov. Ehrlich criticizes session results

Maryland’s legislative session is over, and the campaign for governor is just beginning. Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, a Republican, criticized the General Assembly on Tuesday, faulting Democrats and Gov. Martin O’Malley for not doing more to scale back state spending. ...

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$1M verdict against Belvedere

A Baltimore jury has awarded $1 million to a Baltimore County speech language pathologist who fell down a flight of stairs, breaking her pelvis and wrist, during her bachelorette party at the Belvedere hotel in November 2007. After a week ...

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Conn. secretary of state sues her own office

HARTFORD, Conn. — As Connecticut’s secretary of the state, Susan Bysiewicz has spent 11 years explaining and defending election laws to candidates. But now, as a Democratic candidate for state attorney general, Bysiewicz finds herself in strange territory: as plaintiff ...

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Maryland public defender board to expand to 13

The Maryland public defender will serve a six-year term and be overseen by a 13-member board under legislation the General Assembly passed Monday night. The new law, which takes effect June 1, follows the controversial firing last August of former ...

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Rules on foreclosure in Md. toughened

ANNAPOLIS — Lawmakers toughened foreclosure rules in the waning hours of the 2010 legislative session, mandating new steps in the foreclosure process designed to keep Marylanders in their homes and paying off their loans. Homeowners will be able to request ...

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